I'm applying to Harvey Mudd (reach), Carnegie Mellon (H&SS, a target if ED2) and Edinburgh (no idea, really, but I applied to degree programs is CS).</p>
<p>Ideally, I'd like to study computer science, however, I very much love the humanities.
I'm a touch worried about the intensity of the curriculum at Harvey Mudd, but I loved the campus and the students. With regards the Carnegie Mellon, I don't have the correct perquisites to apply to the School of CS, but if I did, it would be a reach. Which is just as well, because I'm very interested in their Logic and Computation degree program, As for Edinburgh, I've always wanted to study abroad, and I think this would be an amazing time to do so. Plus, they have an amazing computer science program.</p>
<p>I know that all of these schools are great, but I am concerned about the comparison between a US degree and a Scottish degree.</p>
<p>So the question is, would I be stupid to turn down Mudd or Mellon for Edinburgh? In CMU's case, I am under the impression that it is more well known on a national and global scale than Edinburgh.
Mudd is amazing, hands down, but I'm worried about the classes and it's also a fair reach.</p>
ACT: 33 (in everything: math, science, reading and english)
SAT2: Math 2- 780; Math 1- 740 Lit- 690 (will bring this score up this weekend)
Unweighted GPA: 3.3
Note that I have taken 8 honors classes, as my school does not offer AP.
School: Very Competitive Private</p>